1821P William IV Pipeback British Light Cavalry
Officer's Sword, Sold
A good William 4th British pipeback light cavalry officer's sword
/ sabre, with scabbard.
A scarce sword, an early version of the famous British 1821 pattern
with wide flared bars to the guard (later versions had less gap
between the bars to afford greater hand protection) and a beautiful
pipeback blade with clipped point. Simple Georgian tablet style
etching shows the royal cypher of King George 4th (reigned 1830
The 34 1/2 inch blade is in very good order, though the etching
is not as clear as it once was. Firm in the hilt with no apparent
rust spots or pitting, a small amount of patina. The point having
been sharpened at one stage. The hilt in good order with a pleasing
dark brown patina. The grip has lost some of its fishskin and which
is worn in other places commensurate with the age of this sword.
The twisted grip wire bindings are all present and correct. The
steel scabbard in good order, patinated of course and with a few
minor dents / dings here and there. The sword sheathes loosely so
the original wooden scabbard liners have gone as to be expected.
A great example at a good price. Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. Sword reference number 716 (285).